Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (12th May 2019), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again next Sunday for their first open day of 2019, for National Mills Weekend. I can heartily recommend the place – it’s fascinating and I had a great time there on 2015 Spring Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.
It’s free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
The Friends of New Hall Mill said:
New Hall Mill – Sunday 12th May 2019
The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public on Sunday 12th May 2019, partaking in National Mills weekend. Come along and see flour being produced from wheat in the traditional way, have a go on a hand operated quern as still used in parts of the world today. Visit the gift shop, be entertained with Live music, see the many side stalls in the grounds and experience lovely walks alongside the streams and through the meadows.
There is an exhibition room and small tearoom selling cakes and beverages along with a garden shop where produce may be purchased from the millers garden. Don’t forget to visit Auntie Wainwrights to find that bargain that you always wanted.
For your entertainment, we have The Sutton Coldfield Community Choir at 12 noon and Adrian will be playing his Street Organ in the mill yard.
Walks – During the morning, there will be a conducted bird walk around the site, time TBA on the day. At 14:00, there will be a conducted walk around the buildings on the site.
In the cart shed and at the top of the car park – The Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society will be attempting to link up with as many other mills as possible, this being National Mills weekend.
In the meadows and grounds; we have Displays & Demonstrations by –
- The Wildlife Trust
- ECO Sutton
- Face Painting
- The Beekeeper
- Sutton Coldfield Fuchsia Society
- Birmingham Astronomical Society
- Maidens Fayre Jams
- A collection of tins
- Models collection
- Bournville Bread Basket
- Trinity Photography Group
- George VI display
- Bluebell Photo Studio
Entry to the site and Parking is free, donations are always welcome in order that we raise funds to maintain the buildings for all to see in the future.
Please note that we open at 10:00 and close at 16:00 with last entry onto site being at 15:45.
Only disability assistance dogs are allowed on site.
Access to the mill is off Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QU some 200 metres from National Cycle Route 534.
Having seen what we do, could you be able to assist? In order to continue holding these events, we need additional membership to help out on Open Days and Work Days. It is not all about Flour production – We have ageing machinery to maintain, tea room staff are always welcome, there are openings in all areas. Have a chat with a volunteer on Open day.
Hoping to see you there
Alan Dawson – A friend of New Hall Mill.
More details can be found on their website – www.newhallmill.org.uk or on their Facebook page here.
This is certainly one worth visiting – please do pop along if you can. You can check out a gallery of my photos taken there in 2015 below. I had a great time.